Meadowbrook Stables is one of the oldest riding facilities in the charlotte metro area. Founded in 1950 by June V. Fisher, Meadowbrook Stables gave people the opportunity to ride hunt seat in an area which was predominantly saddle bred.
Beginning his equistian career at the age of 17 by furnishing horses and teaching riding at camp Yonahlssie, Blowing Rock, North Carolina, June Fisher answered his life's calling. He started the Fisher riding club while a student at the University of North Carolina. After starting a stable at Duke University, June gave up his law studies to devote himself to the teaching horsemanship. While at Duke University, June taught physical education classes there for 14 years. Then returning to his hometown of Salisbury, North Carolina, he taught riding in physical education classes at Catawba College.
In 1950 the opportunity came to move to Charlotte, and thus Meadowbrook Stables was started by June and his wife Jennievieve. Staying in this location until 1979, when it moved to its present location in Indian Trail, North Carolina. It was here that he began teaching physical education classes at Queens college in 1950 and continuing until 2014.
Many summers were spent providing horses and instruction for camps from Yonahlossie, Black Bear Camp, Yonahnoka, Ton-a-Wandah and Gus Purcells Day Camp.
While at Meadowbrook Stables in the early 1950s, June Fisher started the Mecklenburg Hounds, a fox hunting organization, which continues to this day as a recognized hunt.
June Fisher's greatest pupils were his children, who were both accomplished riders.
June V Fisher Jr, who won the nick name Spunky for his daring riding at an early age, showed in National Horseshow in Madison Square Garden when he was 9 years of age and won first and second in the open jumping classes against adults from all over the world.
Not to be out done by younger sister Mary Lib, who also rode in Madison Square Garden at the age of 9 and rode in the 1955 Medal classes in the Garden.
Winning many ribbons and trophies she followed in her fathers foot steps, Mary Lib dedicated her life to the care of horses and to teaching horsemanship. Being recognized by Queens University in 2007 for outstanding service.
Also like her father, Mary Lib was a joint Master of the Mecklenburg Hounds for numerous years.
In 1979 moving to its present location, stable operations were taken over by Mary Lib and her husband Jim who have continued to operate it to present date. Meadowbrook Stables still operates with the same ideals with which it is was founded, to provide quality horse care, excellent riding instruction, and to help people realize their dreams with horses.